A Travel Price Comparison for Families, Couples, and Backpackers Alexandria vs. Stockholm for Vacations, Tours, and Honeymoons

Should you visit Alexandria or Stockholm?

Which is cheaper to visit? Which is more expensive for vacation?

Which city is more affordable and which is best for your travel style? If you're trying to figure out where to go next, comparing the travel costs between Alexandria and Stockholm can help you decide which place is right for you.

Where Should I go: Alexandria or Stockholm?

Alexandria

There are few cities in the world with a history as rich, deep, tragic and fascinating than Alexandria, Egypt. Founded by Alexander the Great in 331 BC, Egypt's second largest city has seen the most extreme ups and extreme downs. The city watched the beautiful and iconic Alexandria Lighthouse crumble to the ground after several natural disasters. The Alexandria Library housed their most sacred and historical documents only to be burned to the ground. These structures may be physically gone, but the history remains. Alexandria is a city with an ancient allure that draws in visitors from all over the world. Alexandria is a survivor city ready for a comeback.

Stockholm

Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and is made up of over 14 islands that are connected by countless bridges. Water is an integral part of the city, but so are parks and gardens. The city is covered in strategically positioned green space. Together, the water and parkland cover more than half of the city's area, giving this bustling city a breath of fresh air.

For some great organized tour ideas, see The Best Luxury Tours to Egypt, The Best Budget Tours to Egypt, The Best Budget Tours to Sweden, and The Best Tours for Seniors to Sweden.


Which place is cheaper, Stockholm or Alexandria?

These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.

The average daily cost (per person) in Alexandria is $16, while the average daily cost in Stockholm is $176. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each destination. What follows is a categorical breakdown of travel costs for Alexandria and Stockholm in more detail.



Accommodation
  • Accommodation Hotel or hostel for one person
    Alexandria $7.91
    Stockholm $100
  • Accommodation Typical double-occupancy room
    Alexandria $16
    Stockholm $200
Compare Hotels in Alexandria and Stockholm

Looking for a hotel in Alexandria or Stockholm? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options and compare which is best for your budget and travel style.

Hotels in Alexandria


Hotels in Stockholm


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Our Analysis
We've analyzed the average and typical hotel prices based on guest reviews, star ratings, and hotel amenities here: Alexandria Hotel Prices and Stockholm Hotel Prices.

Local Transportation
  • Local Transportation Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    Alexandria $2.46
    Stockholm $21
Typical Local Transportation Prices in Alexandria

Here are some examples of typical transportation prices from actual travelers in Alexandria:


  • Taxi to Train Station
    $0.08

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Alexandria

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Alexandria:

  • Alexandria Airport Arrival Transfer: $24
  • Alexandria to Alexandria Airport - Departure Private Transfer: $27
  • Pick Up Transfers From Alexandria Borg Al Arab Airport To Cairo: $130
  • Private Airport Transfer in Alexandria: $22
  • Private One Way Transfer from Alexandria Hotels to Cairo and Giza Hotels: $68
  • Private Pick Up Transfers From Alexandria To Cairo: $130
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria Port to Cairo Int Airport (CAI): $72
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo : $74
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo in Egypt or vice versa: $160
  • Private Transfer from Alexandria to Cairo/Giza Hotels or Cairo./Giza to Alexandr: $65
  • Private transfer from Alexandria to Luxor: $261
  • Private transfer from Luxor to Alexandria: $247

Hired Cars and Shuttles in Stockholm

Some specific examples of transportation prices in Stockholm:

  • Airport Limousine Transfer: Stockholm City to Arlanda Airport 1-7 Passengers: $207
  • Airport Limousine Transfer: Stockholm City to Bromma Airport 1-7 Passengers: $188
  • Airport Transfer By Business Class - Arlanda Airport - Sthlm City: $189
  • Airport Transfer By Business Van - Arlanda Airport - Sthlm City : $244
  • Airport Transfer: Stockholm to Airport ARN by Luxury Van: $140
  • Arlanda Airport (ARN): Train Transfer to/from Stockholm: $22
  • Arlanda Airport Bus Transfer Departure: $18
  • Arrival Private Transfer from Bromma Airport BMA to Stockholm City by Luxury Van: $146
  • Arrival Private Transfer: Bromma Airport BMA to Stockholm City by Minibus: $280
  • Cruise port VIP Transfer: Cruise port to Stockholm city center 1-6 Passangers: $190
  • Departure Private Transfer Stockholm City to Bromma Airport BMA by Business Car: $125
  • Departure Private Transfer Stockholm City to Bromma Airport BMA by Luxury Van: $134

Is it cheaper to fly into Alexandria or Stockholm?

Prices for flights to both Stockholm and Alexandria change regularly based on dates and travel demand. We suggest you find the best prices for your next trip on Kayak, because you can compare the cost of flights across multiple airlines for your prefered dates.





Food
  • Food Meals for one day
    Alexandria $6.39
    Stockholm $38

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Alexandria

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Alexandria.

  • Half-Day Food Tour in Alexandria, Egypt: $35
  • Alexandria food Tour taste the Egyptian traditional food: $80

Typical Food Prices in Stockholm

Below are a few samples from actual travelers for food and meal costs in Stockholm:


  • Breakfast
    $9.59

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Stockholm

Also, here are some specific examples of food and dining related activities in Stockholm.

  • Food Tour: $103
  • Stockholm Food Tour: $107
  • Stockholm Walking Food Tour With Small Group: $121
  • From Wildlife Safari with Campfire Dinner: $122
  • Stockholm Private Food Tour with a Local: Tastiest Treats 100% Personalized: $223

Entertainment
  • Entertainment Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    Alexandria $3.46
    Stockholm $26

Tours and Activities in Alexandria

Here are a few actual costs in Alexandria for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • Pompey's Pillar Entry Ticket: $3.80
  • The Ancient Roman Theater Entry Ticket: $3.80
  • Alexandria Library Entry Tickets With Pickup and Drop Off: $3.80
  • Entry Ticket To The Citadel of Qaitbay: $4.39
  • Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa Entry Tickets: $4.39
  • Skip The Line Entry Ticket to Pompey's Pillar in Alexandria: $4.39
  • Skip the Line Tickets for The Catacomb of Kom eL Shoqafa: $6.31
  • Alexandria Library Skip the line Access Entry Ticket: $6.31
  • Qaitbay Citadel Entry Tickets: $6.31
  • Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa Entry Ticket with Pick and Drop Off: $14
  • Ancient Roman Theater Entry Ticket with Pick up and Drop Off: $14
  • Catacombs of Kom El Shoqafa Entry Ticket with Pickup and Drop Off: $16

Tours and Activities in Stockholm

Here are a few actual costs in Stockholm for available activities, ticket prices, and tours:

  • First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour: $3.26
  • Walking Tour: Modern Stockholm City: $3.74
  • Old Town Walking Tour: $4.21
  • City Tour with Audio Guide: $5.44
  • Self-guided Walking Tour of the Stockholm City: $5.55
  • Stockholm Scavenger Hunt and Sights Self-Guided Tour: $5.63
  • Central A Self-Guided Audio Tour: $5.99
  • Stockholm City Exploration Game and Tour: $6.53
  • Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt & City Highlights Tour: $7.07
  • Witch Trials Self-guided Walking Tour Game: $7.39
  • Stupid Stockholm - self-guided walking tour game: $7.39
  • Headless Horseman selfguided walking tour game: $7.39

Alcohol
  • Alcohol Drinks for one day
    Alexandria $1.33
    Stockholm $27

Sample the Local Flavors in Stockholm

Also in Stockholm, these are the prices for nightlife and alcohol related activities from various tour providers:

  • Guided Bar Crawl with VIP Entry: $26
  • 4 Hours Pub Crawl in Stockholm : $33
  • Wine tasting Gamla Stan (old town -Stockholm): Event, team building & kick-off : $80
  • Swedish Wine Tasting Tour in Stockholm Gamla Stan: $285
  • Swedish Wine Tasting Tour in Stockholm Gamla Stan: $295
  • Private Pub Crawl Stockholm With VIP Entry: $392


When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Alexandria and Stockholm, we can see that Stockholm is more expensive. And not only is Alexandria much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. Since Alexandria is in Africa and Stockholm is in Europe, this is one of the main reasons why the costs are so different, as different regions of the world tend to have overall different travel costs. So, traveling to Alexandria would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Alexandria and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Stockholm would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Stockholm than you might in Alexandria.

If you're trying to decide if either of these two destinations are within your price range, also see Is Alexandria Expensive? and Is Stockholm Expensive?.


Which is Bigger, Alexandria or Stockholm?

Alexandria has a larger population, and is about 3 times larger than the population of Stockholm. When comparing the sizes of Alexandria and Stockholm, keep in mind that a larger population does not always imply the destination has more attractions or better activities. So, always research the type of place that you want to visit along with the activities and attractions that interest you.


When is the best time to visit Alexandria or Stockholm?

Stockholm has a temperate climate with four distinct seasons, but Alexandria experiences a warm climate with fairly sunny weather most of the year.

Should I visit Alexandria or Stockholm in the Summer?

Both Stockholm and Alexandria are popular destinations to visit in the summer with plenty of activities. The warm climate attracts visitors to Alexandria throughout the year. Also, many visitors come to Stockholm in the summer for the city activities, the music scene, and the family-friendly experiences.

In July, Alexandria is generally a little warmer than Stockholm. Daily temperatures in Alexandria average around 26°C (79°F), and Stockholm fluctuates around 18°C (64°F).

In July, Alexandria usually receives less rain than Stockholm. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Stockholm receives 71 mm (2.8 in) of rain each month for the summer.


  • Summer Average Temperatures July
    Alexandria 26°C (79°F) 
    Stockholm 18°C (64°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Stockholm in the Autumn?

Both Stockholm and Alexandria during the autumn are popular places to visit. Plenty of visitors come to Alexandria because of the warm climate and sunshine that lasts throughout the year. Also, most visitors come to Stockholm for the city's sights and attractions, the shopping scene, the music scene, and the natural beauty of the area during these months.

Alexandria is much warmer than Stockholm in the autumn. The daily temperature in Alexandria averages around 22°C (72°F) in October, and Stockholm fluctuates around 8°C (46°F).

Alexandria usually gets less rain in October than Stockholm. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Stockholm receives 50 mm (2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Autumn Average Temperatures October
    Alexandria 22°C (72°F) 
    Stockholm 8°C (46°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Stockholm in the Winter?

The winter attracts plenty of travelers to both Alexandria and Stockholm. Warm weather and sunshine bring visitors to Alexandria year-round. Also, the winter months attract visitors to Stockholm because of the museums, the shopping scene, and the cuisine.

The weather in Stockholm can be very cold. In the winter, Alexandria is much warmer than Stockholm. Typically, the winter temperatures in Alexandria in January average around 13°C (55°F), and Stockholm averages at about -3°C (27°F).

In January, Alexandria usually receives more rain than Stockholm. Alexandria gets 50 mm (2 in) of rain, while Stockholm receives 36 mm (1.4 in) of rain each month for the winter.


  • Winter Average Temperatures January
    Alexandria 13°C (55°F) 
    Stockholm -3°C (27°F)

Should I visit Alexandria or Stockholm in the Spring?

The spring brings many poeple to Alexandria as well as Stockholm. Alexandria attracts visitors year-round for its warm weather and sunny climate. Also, the activities around the city and the natural beauty are the main draw to Stockholm this time of year.

In April, Alexandria is generally much warmer than Stockholm. Daily temperatures in Alexandria average around 19°C (66°F), and Stockholm fluctuates around 5°C (41°F).

Alexandria usually gets less rain in April than Stockholm. Alexandria gets 10 mm (0.4 in) of rain, while Stockholm receives 31 mm (1.2 in) of rain this time of the year.


  • Spring Average Temperatures April
    Alexandria 19°C (66°F) 
    Stockholm 5°C (41°F)

Typical Weather for Stockholm and Alexandria

Alexandria Stockholm
Temp (°C) Rain (mm) Temp (°C) Rain (mm)
Jan 13°C (55°F) 50 mm (2 in) -3°C (27°F) 36 mm (1.4 in)
Feb 13°C (55°F) 40 mm (1.6 in) -3°C (27°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Mar 16°C (61°F) 20 mm (0.8 in) 0°C (33°F) 26 mm (1 in)
Apr 19°C (66°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 5°C (41°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
May 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 11°C (52°F) 31 mm (1.2 in)
Jun 23°C (73°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 16°C (61°F) 46 mm (1.8 in)
Jul 26°C (79°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 18°C (64°F) 71 mm (2.8 in)
Aug 27°C (81°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 17°C (62°F) 65 mm (2.5 in)
Sep 25°C (77°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 12°C (54°F) 52 mm (2.1 in)
Oct 22°C (72°F) 10 mm (0.4 in) 8°C (46°F) 50 mm (2 in)
Nov 19°C (66°F) 30 mm (1.2 in) 3°C (37°F) 53 mm (2.1 in)
Dec 14°C (57°F) 50 mm (2 in) -1°C (31°F) 45 mm (1.8 in)